The Bacchanalia

Aug 19

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Aug 10

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Aug 9

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"The temporality of Prada, and of fashion as a whole, is vital to Miuccia Prada’s method of working. Unlike comparative designers, there are relatively few obvious signifiers of Prada fashion – in the way that, say, Schiaparelli is associated with the padded shoulder, Lacroix with the poufed skirt, Dior with the cinched waist. Is there a single silhouette that Prada owns? A specific decorative device? No. But that isn’t a criticism. Miuccia Prada’s signature is psychological rather than physical. Her clothing is ultimately about discomfort – aesthetic, ideological, somewhat ephemeral. It is ephemeral because the ugliness Prada provokes with this season becomes the new beautiful. Her shifting aesthetics and erogenous zones influence fellow designers and mass-retailers, and sometimes have an impact across the larger realm of popular culture. Prada’s championing of ugly can be seen as an expression of Susan Sontag’s ultimate Camp statement: it’s good because it’s awful. However, Prada is rarely Camp – and never sincerely Camp. That’s because there is an artfulness to the ugliness Prada shows us, an intellectual backbone. Her collections are never accidentally bad taste. Miuccia Prada knows exactly what she is doing – namely, upheaving our aesthetic axes, our idea of what constitutes ‘ugly’ and ‘beautiful’, on a six-month basis."

- Miuccia Prada - the master of ‘ugly’ (via prayforprada)

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Aug 4
Aug 2

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maisonobscurite:

Y-3 F/W Qasa Racer Black.
Aug 2

maisonobscurite:

Y-3 F/W Qasa Racer Black.

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Aug 2

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uvre:

Rei Kawakubo, Donald Drawbertson.
Apr 8

uvre:

Rei Kawakubo, Donald Drawbertson.

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66lanvin:

royalgeorge:

Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008)


JE T’AIME………..No.1
Apr 5

66lanvin:

royalgeorge:

Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008)

JE T’AIME………..No.1

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Apr 5

nycartscene:

Closing Soon, (part 2 opens next week):

Please Come to the Show, Part I (1960–1980)
 Organized by David Senior

MoMA, Education Building, 4 West 54th St., NYC
free (if you go in through the 4 W. 54th St. entrance)

preview part two on Tumblr: pleasecometotheshow.tumblr.com

This two-part exhibition gathers a sample of innovative printed invitations, small posters, and flyers from the early 1960s to the present. The selection traces ways in which artists, designers, and galleries have used invitation cards and other printed announcements as a part of the staging of conceptual works, installations, performances, and other time-based events and screenings. This diverse grouping of ephemera explores the various, surprising ways that we have been invited to experience art.

(via hartboy)